Fierce Females of History

Florence Violet McKenzie: Radio revolutionary


Sometimes in life you’re going to encounter some people who are just clowns. And not just clowns, but dumb clowns.


Often, ladies, these will be men, as our girl Florence Violet McKenzie would tell you.


She navigated an industry that was -at the time - nearly defined by these gentlemen’s breathtaking stupidity and ended up transforming it into the radio and electrical engineering sector it is today.


In this episode you’ll hear about how Violet took on a male-dominated industry and made it her own, how she supported the war effort in a major way, taught an entire generation of aviators to radio and kept a sunny disposition even while facing some pretty classic misogyny.


And you’ll hear about Talissa’s deep-seated hatred for hiking.


Tune in. Let the sparks fly.


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